An annual event on Jack Benny's radio show, Jack takes a trip to the local department store, only to run into some familiar characters. Notice Mel Blanc in his usual role as the salesmen unfortunate enough to have to wait on Jack, again, again, and again!
IMDB for Jack Benny's Christmas Show
Director: James V. Kern
Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman
Original Air Date: 18 December 1960 (Season 11, Episode 9)
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Mel Blanc ... Salesman
Frank Nelson ... Floor Manager
Charles Cantor ... Burgler (as Charlie Cantor)
Maxine Semon ... Jewelry Saleslady
Richard Deacon ... Shirt Salesman
Rolfe Sedan ... Salesman
Paul Maxey ... Santa
Benny Rubin ... Nightware Salesman
March 26, 2010
Correction to credits
Great episode with many of the classic recurring bits, but quality of this copy is very poor. Correction to credits: the nightware salesman is actually played by Charlie Cantor, and the burglar (presumably, behind the mask) is Benny Rubin.
October 28, 2007
You don't need an iPod to watch this
Simply download it and watch it on using Windows Media; it works fine. It's got a very basic Jack Benny is cheap story line but, despite that, is a very funny television episode. Many Jack Benny will probably correctly anticipate the closing, but that's probably half the fun of this episode. Well worth downloading and watching repeatedly to see "classic" television (in the good sense).